Please note that the Fall 2019 Thanksgiving program has yet to be confirmed.  Stay tuned for details. 

This Thanksgiving join the ISSO in a cultural exchange!

As a host you can invite an international student for Thanksgiving dinner and share your family’s traditions, while as a student guest you can share information about your home country and own traditions, while enjoying a new Canadian experience.


Carleton families can invite one or more international students to join their Thanksgiving celebration. As a host you can customize the experience of your student guests – invite your guests for dinner only, or to also join your family for other Thanksgiving traditions. Please note that there should be NO charge to student participants; however, student guests are responsible for their own transportation costs.

You may choose to provide transportation and or overnight accommodation if your Thanksgiving celebration is taking place outside of the city. If this is the case, please communicate this information to your guests and to the ISSO in advance.

For additional information email

Host Registration Form

Student Guests

Join a Carleton family for Thanksgiving – staff, faculty, alumni, and current students will host international students at their family’s celebration.

Thanksgiving day falls on Monday October 14, 2019 however families may choose to celebrate on a different day over the weekend. Please keep your availability open until you are assigned to a family and confirm their plans. Note that the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes turkey or ham, however some families may offer vegetarian or other dietary options.Please indicate your dietary restrictions when you register and we will do our best to accommodate.

Thank you to those who registered for this program by the deadline. Please contact the ISSO if you have any questions about your registration-